8th Year of Google Summer of Code draws to a close

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We are pleased to announce the conclusion of another successful Google Summer of Code, our program designed to introduce university students from around the world to open source development.

In late May, 1,212 university students from 69 countries began writing code for 180 open source organizations with the help of 2220 mentors from 66 countries. We are excited to announce that just over 88%* (1072) of the students passed their final evaluations. Meanwhile you can view a variety of statistics on the previous seven years of the program. Mentoring organizations will also be posting wrap up reports over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Now that the program has ended for the summer, the students are busy preparing their code samples for all eyes to see. Soon you will be able to go to the program site where organizations will have links to the student’s code repository on

Thank you to all of the students, mentors and organization administrators that have helped to make this 8th year of the Google Summer of Code a great success!

By Carol Smith, Open Source Programs

* This number could rise slightly in the next few weeks due to delayed evaluations.